Living Wetland Theatre Presenter Trainer

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters
Grounds / Reserve, Operations, Visitor Engagement
£16,753 - £17,635 per annum
Position type
Full Time
Working pattern
37.5 hours per week working 5 days from 7 to include weekends and bank holidays
Job advert

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is working with the Heritage Lottery Fund on a major development project, which will change how we inspire our visitors. As part of the development we are creating a Living Wetland Theatre to engage audiences in free flying bird demonstrations. We are looking for an enthusiastic bird trainer/presenters to form part of the presentation team.

The successful candidate will work alongside our Living Collections Deputy Manager and Living Wetland Theatre Supervisor with wetland bird species including magpie geese and pink backed pelicans. Birds are being trained using positive reinforcement methods and free flight is already underway with some of the theatre species. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be involved with a cutting edge display from early in the developmental process. The ideal candidate will have experience of working within the animal industry, preferably with birds, and some experience or a strong interest in animal training.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance
- Free parking
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all our centres

Interview Date: 26th March 2019


Job description
Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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